Presentation on theme: "Called and Chosen: Daily Outreach Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Theresa Skipper."— Presentation transcript:
Called and Chosen: Daily Outreach Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Theresa Skipper
About this session : Outreach is an important part of our call as Christians and each person can have a special role in it. This workshop will explore spiritual gifts and different outreach methods. Bring your personal experiences and an open mind as we discuss ministering to others in our daily life.
The BIBLE says “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills” (1 Cor 7-11).
The BIBLE says cont... 1 Peter 4:10 Romans 12:1-8 1 Corinthians 12 Ephesians 4:1-16
Spiritual Gifts/ Talents Something.... – your good at – that comes naturally to you and that you enjoy doing – you feel God’s presence and joy when using it – that will give someone else the make courage and motivation to finally make the decision to live their lives in harmony with the Savior
How Do I Discover My Spiritual Gifts? Explore the possibilities Experiment with as many gifts as possible Examine your feelings Evaluate your effectiveness
Categories of Gifts According to the nature of the gifts According to their sphere of influence According to their function All do not receive the same gifts, but to every servant of the master, some gift of the spirit is promised. (Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 327).
According To The Nature Of The Gifts Type of GiftGifts Power gifts Prophecy, Tongues, Interpretation of tongues, Healing Serving gifts Giving, Administration, Mercy, Faith, Helps Outreach gifts (Numerical church growth) Apostleship, Evangelism, Miracles, Healing, Mercy Spiritual maturity (Internal church growth) Prophecy, Teaching, (Internal church growth) Knowledge, Wisdom, Encouragement, Faith, Tongues, Interpretation of tongues, Discernment, Giving, Pastor Internal church organization gifts Administration helps, Leadership
According To Their Sphere of Influence Type of GiftGifts Gifts for the universal church Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastor - teachers Gifts more suited to a “family” setting like a local church Helps, Giving, Mercy, Administration
According To Their Function Type of GiftGifts Equipping MinistriesApostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastor - teachers. “Repairing” Ministries (Church revival and renewal) Mercy, Faith, Service, Knowledge Leadership Gifts And Supportive Gifts Leadership GiftsApostleship, Prophecy, Evangelism, Pastor, Teaching, Leadership Supportive GiftsHealing, Miracles, Helps, Faith, Tongues, Interpretation of tongues, Mercy, Knowledge
According To Their Function cont... Type of GiftGifts Cluster of Gifts Support ClusterHospitality, Helps, Service, Giving, Mercy, Intercessory Prayer Counselor Cluster Teacher Cluster Discernment, Exhortation, Wisdom. Knowledge, Teaching Shepherd/ Evangelist Cluster Evangelism, Pastor, Prophecy, Missionary, Apostleship Leader ClusterLeadership, Administration, Faith. Sign ClusterVoluntary poverty, Martyrdom, Miracles, Healing, Exorcism, Celibacy, Tongues, Interpretation of tongues
What is your spiritual gift? Use play dough to try to make us guess what your gift is. If you don’t know or are not sure, make something that you are good at or enjoy doing
Score the exercise as follows: Circle 1 if the statement is always false or doesn’t apply. Circle 2 if the statement is usually false. Circle 3 if the statement is evenly divided between true and false. Circle 4 if the statement is usually true. Circle 5 if the statement is always true. “This statement has been satisfactorily experienced in my life” or “I believe I have the ability for this”: Spiritual Gifts Questionnaire Go to page 12 of CR 101 Spiritual Gifts: Keys to Ministry VII. Spiritual Gifts Questionnaire
I know my gift now what? 1.Define your roles 2.List the Ministries You Have Decided on 3.Identify Barriers 4.Theory and Study 5.Resources 6.People to Help You 7.Support Groups 8.Base of Operations 9.Plan of Action 10.Develop a Time Line For Your Ministry
Types of Outreach Sequence Evangelism – uses physical and mental health seminars in conjunction with pre-evangelism and full message seminars Five-Point Action Plan – combines careful planning by a local church evangelism committee with territorial assignment, Sabbath School Action Units, and apprenticeship training module, and continuing education for soul winning Personal Soul winning Network System – trains people how to establish personal networks for people they want to win Annual Outreach Program – there are 8 steps in this cycle Small Group Cycle Strategies – many different topics are possible and the time frame is usually 10-13 weeks Territorial Assignment Strategy – decide on a territory and then begin sharing the message Target Group Evangelism – apply targeted strategies (demographic studies, decide on targets) Saturation Evangelism – focuses on a geographical area or a target group, it inundates the target with information
Wait there is more! Blood drive Pet Therapy Cookie Evangelism Food Bank Evangelism Wood cutting “Blankie” project Nursing Home Church Building Back to School Neighborhood Outreach Being Friendly Write encouragement letters